Monday, May 27, 2013

Amekudzi calls for review (May 23, 2013)

Lawyer Benony Tony AmekudzieLawyer Benony Tony Amekudzie The Supreme Court will Thursday, May 23, 2013) hear an application for review by Mr Benony Tony Amekudzi, who is seeking to challenge the petition contesting the legitimacy of President John Dramani Mahama.

The original application of Mr Amekudzi, a lawyer, was thrown out by the Supreme Court on May 3, 2013 because he did not follow the rules of the court.
According to Mr Amekudzi, who filed the original application as a friend of the court (amicus curiae), the President cannot be sued while in office.
He is arguing that the judges were wrong in ruling against a constitutional matter he had placed before them as a friend of the court.
Mr Amekudzi had on May 3, 2013 claimed that the application was brought in the interest of justice, protection of the rule of law and fairness that when certain cases were being adjudicated upon by the court, a friend of the court could be entertained to assist on legal points.
But the court dismissed his application because he did not follow the rules of court.

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